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Program Benefits

The benefits of participating in C.Edge include the following:

  • Learn how to strategically develop your career.  
  • Get the support from our professional team in finding an internship in your field.
  • Gain work experience in your field of study.
  • Apply academic knowledge and theoretical concepts in a work environment.
  • Take advantage of networking and mentoring opportunities.
  • Develop important personal and professional skills.
  • Have a competitive edge when you join the workforce full-time.
  • Earn income while on an internship  


"Completing the one internship program allowed me to apply the knowledge I have learned in my undergrad to the real world. I was able to learn so much working hands-on in the lab and overall it was a great experience that helped determine what career path is best for me."
Leandro Cedeno, Biochemistry

“My internship helped me develop many skills that they can’t teach you in class but are invaluable for a professional engineer, like rigorousness, autonomy and resourcefulness. It made me a lot more valuable on the professional market and was a decisive factor for receiving multiple offers and landing a great job!”
Thierry St-Arnaud, Computer Engineering

“Thanks to the internship program I spent a whole summer working with a friendly and amazing team. They helped me overcome challenges and guided me throughout the internship. It was a marvellous professional experience!”
Aida Baitassova, Biochemistry


Internship Criteria

As with all internships, it must be:

  • Paid
  • Minimum 35 hours per week, full-time
  • 12 to 17 weeks 
  • Start in September, January or May
  • Relevant to student’s program of study.



  • Admission to the Institute is a competitive process, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee entrance into the Institute's programs.
  • Students must have fewer than 30 credits completed (excluding ECP/MEP credits) at the time of application.
  • Students can be part-time or full-time during their study terms (international students refer to international student policies below).
  • Must have completed a minimum of 45 Concordia credits (36 credits for Chemistry/Biochemistry), not including ECP(extended credit program)/MEP (mature entry program) credits before the internship begins.
  • Have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA 2.5.
  • Must be registered in a Concordia University undergraduate academic program which has a C.Edge option:
  • Faculty of Arts and Science
    • Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Economics
    • English (Professional Writing minor only)
    • Journalism
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
    • Design and Computation Arts

Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science*

  • All programs, except Computer Engineering & Electrical Engineering**

* GCS students cannot schedule an internship during the capstone project and must have satisfied the school’s writing skills requirement prior to the internship.

** Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering students have a mandatory internship as part of their program, and as such are considered CEdge students at admission to both of those programs. 


C. Edge Participants: 

  • Students must be physically located in Montreal in the semester prior to their internship in order to attend interviews with employers (EG: you cannot be on exchange or travel).
  • The Institute will fully support your internship search, but participants are ultimately responsible for taking all the steps required for securing an internship. 
  • Students are responsible for paying Institute fees.
  • Internship terms are assigned at admission and cannot be changed. Once admitted, you may contact your coordinator if you have a valid medical or academic reason for changing your internship term.
  • Students must complete a minimum of two study terms after C.Edge admission before their internship begins.
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 45 Concordia credits (36 credits for Chemistry/Biochemistry), not including ECP (extended credit program)/ MEP (mature entry program) credits before the internship begins.  
  • Students are responsible for their academic progress (e.g course selection).
  • Students cannot rescind an accepted internship offer. A student that rescinds an accepted offer will be immediately withdrawn.
  • Students may complete 1 internship only (12 -17 weeks).
  • Students must complete all training, academic, reflective learning and Institute requirements as directed.
  • Students must return to their studies after the internship and must have at least 3 credits remaining in their program after their internship; students cannot graduate on an internship.
  • Students may take one course during their internship with written permission of their employer; the course must not interfere with their internship.
  • Students who are not proficient in French must be willing to do an internship in regions where full French proficiency is not required.
  • Note: The Institute does not provide advising on academic matters. It is the student's responsibility for knowing the rules, regulations, policies and deadlines in the of the university. The Institute is not responsible should students encounter any difficulties registering for academic courses, paying tuition and fees and/or applying for graduation.
  • The Institute must approve all internships and vet all employers.

International student policies:

  •  International students are required to be registered in a full-time course load during academic terms, regardless of the above policies. International students must always refer to the International Students Office for all questions regarding course registration requirements, immigration, work visa, student status, etc.
  • International students will receive a letter of support from the Institute upon admission to the program in order to apply for their Co-op work permit. Students are responsible for completing the application process and obtaining the work permit as soon as possible.

How to apply

Applications for admission to C.Edge open in mid-January each year. The deadline for 2021 applications is March 14, 2021. 

Faculty of Fine Arts AND Faculty of Arts & Science: Apply here

Gina Cody School of Engineering & Computer Science:  Apply here


Get more info

Prospective C.Edge students can email questions to

Current C.Edge students should make an appointment to speak with their program coordinator.


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